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 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Hannah Biesecker signs to play Volleyball with the Knights

North Platte Community College Head Recruiter was in town this past week to conduct the signing of a letter of intent by Kimball High senior, Hannah Biesecker. With the signing, Hannah will now become...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Garrett Pedersen Gold Medal Winner at Banner County Tournament

Kimball High senior, Garrett Pedersen, had a career best day this past Saturday, as he captured the championship of the 120 point weight class at the Banner County Invitational Wrestling Tournament. P...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Lady Longhorns enjoy winning weekend

A winning weekend for the Kimball High Lady Longhorns as they won on the road Friday night at Perkins County 55-39 and won over Morrill in front of the hometown fans 67-61 Saturday evening. With the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Jock Talk

This is pretty much the final weekend of Kimball High sports activities before the Christmas break and it finds the boys and girls basketball teams on the road with a trip to Hershey, Friday evening, for games beginning at 3:30 for the JV teams, foll...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Longhorns fall to Perkins County...win over Morrill

The Kimball High Longhorns were blasted 63-36 on the road at Perkins County Friday night, but came back to win at home over Morrill Saturday evening 57-44 and evened their early season mark at two...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Kimball Junior Varsity open with wins

The Kimball Junior Varsity basketball teams opened the season this past weekend with wins for both the girls and boys. The girls won at Perkins County 23-10 in 2 quarters of play, led by Jenna Greenwood with 8, including 1 trey. Megan Spicer had 5...

 

Lady Longhorns fall to Dundy County-Stratton in title game

The Dundy County-Stratton LadyTigers held off Kimball in the championship game of the Kimball 4-Team Tournament over the weekend to take top honors and Potter-Dix won over Morrill for consolation and...

 

Dundy County-Stratton boys Kimball tourney champs

Dundy County-Stratton ran past host Kimball in winning the championship of the boy's division of the Kimball four-team tournament this past weekend with Morrill winning over Potter-Dix for third...

 

Longhorns get wrestling season underway

The 2017-18 Wrestling Season is underway for the Kimball High Longhorns. They opened up with a home dual with Bayard on the final day of November and despite the losing score of 40-5, Coach Wade...

 

Jock Talk

We got the High School Winter Sports Season officially off and running this past week with the Kimball High Wrestlers hosting Bayard for a dual and then going to Akron for Tournament action this past Saturday. The Basketball teams hosted their own...

 

Kimball and Gering play practice scrimmage

The Kimball Longhorns got the basketball season underway Monday evening with a practice scrimmage with the Gering girls and boys. The Nebraska School Activities Association allows all Nebraska High Sc...

 

Jock Talk

The lull between the fall sports and the winter sports is about to end as far as our Kimball High schedules are concerned. The Longhorns had an exhibition type night with Gering coming to Kimball for the NSAA Hall of Fame Jamboree this past Monday...

 

Has an athletic career really ended for Madison

Has an athletic career really ended for Madison? That is the question that awaits Madison Biesecker and all of her Kimball fans and family. The young lady who performed so well while a Kimball High...

 

Jock Talk

The Western Trails Conference Coaches gathered this past Sunday to make their selections for this year’s All Conference Volleyball and Football Teams. Kimball was represented by 4 players on the All Conference Team with Hannah Biesecker and Justine...

 

Winless season for Kimball Football but things will change

With a 53-6 loss at Valentine in their final football game of the season, the Kimball High Longhorns finished out a winless season, but there are big changes ahead for the Horns as they turn to 8-man football next year. A quick summary of the few...

 

Jock Talk

I guess the Fall Sport season is over for the Kimball High Athletes and it ended at Scottsbluff High School this past Monday evening when the Lady Longhorn Volleyball Team lost 3 sets to Bridgeport in sub-district Tournament play. The Kimball ladies...

 

Jock Talk

Another real tough night for the Kimball Football Team as they entertained the North Platte St. Pats Irish at Friday night’s Homecoming game. The visitors won out 56-7 and the Longhorns got their lone touchdown with 2:43 left in the contest with...

 

Jock Talk

Kimball suffered one more loss this past Friday losing 35-13 to visiting Bayard, but this was one of those games where Kimball actually dominated in many categories but still came up short on the scoreboard. A big night for Mitch McKibbon, Bayard...

 

Greenwood shines at Sterling Tournament

Kimball High grad, Jordan Greenwood, is liking college style golf and as a member of the Southeast Community College Men's Golf Team, he has been holding his own. In his most recent outing at the two...

 

Jock Talk

The golf season is winding down but there is still one big event left for the members of the Kimball Four Winds Men and Thursday Night Men’s Leagues and it will take place this Sunday at 1 p.m., at the Four Winds Golf Course. All members of both...

 

Junior High program suffers lack of numbers

Kimball has very limited athletes this year for Jr. high football, when we are all ready to go we have 20 kids out. We got all the boys out in the jr. high with the exception of 7 or 8. Just not a lot of boys in these 7th and 8th grade classes. This...

 

Jock Talk

High School sports in our Westen Nebraska smaller schools is becoming a numbers games. The numbers seem to be shrinkng. Banner County is finding it hard to field a team in six man football and has had to cancel games. Potter-Dix is struggling to put...

 

Jock Talk

The 2017 version of the annual 2-person, Triple Play Golf Tournament is now in the books and was termed a success by Four Winds Pro Chad Wise. A total of 22 teams participated in the event that Chad initiated as a memorial to his father and this...

 

Jock Talk

A turnout of 18 golfers participated in Sunday’s One-Person Scramble held at the Four Wind Golf Course, and Mitch Brown emerged the winner with his round of 53, using a 100% handicap system for all golfers. Dustin Bowron was runner-up with his...

 

Shawn Nagel still competing

Shawn Nagel, Kimball High's most illustrious wrestler of all time, who went onto wrestle for the University of Nebraska on scholarship, is still competing! The young man who now resides in Lincoln...

 

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